Ethnographic Museum, Split

Ethnographic Museum, Split

The Ethnographic Museum (Etnografski muzej) is a smaller museum concentrating on a wide selection of ethnographic content. The Museum was founded in 1910. It collects both indigenous and contemporary materials focusing on Dalmatia.

Dalmatian clothing, embroidery, knitting and samples of trade items are here. Wood carving, pottery, weapons and jewelry are exhibited. Examples of fine lace from the islands of Pag and Hvar are also shown.

The museum is located next to the peristyle, the center of the imperial complex. The seventh century Church of Saint Andrew de Fenestris is on the ground floor of the museum. It shares space with the bedrooms of the emperor Diocletian. One may, from here, climb the staircase leading to the Renaissance terrace atop the Vestibule for amazing views.

The museum is not about the great movers and shakers of history. Attention is given mainly to the lives and activities of ordinary people throughout the ages in the Dalmation area. There is a small admission charge but there is a discount with a Split Card.

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Sight Name: Ethnographic Museum
Sight Location: Split, Croatia (See walking tours in Split)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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